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NewsLetter Register
    • Parvin and Agony of Father’s Death
    • What I was always afraid of and tried to evade thinking about happened to me ultimately. It was just few days that my aunt had passed away and I was worried; my aunt’s death had left a ...
    • Parvin: Sympathy with Poor
    • When at a party I came across a girl who was wearing a poor dress and didnt intermingle with others, it would rend my heart and cause the tears roll down my cheeks. I felt that the girl is ...
    • Parvin: A Poem about Orphanage
    • One day I was passing by a shanty house, when I heard a childish moan; chasing the sound, I entered the shanty house. There was a humid, damp basement. I came across a little girl who had crouched in a corner of the basement and was ...
    • Parvin: liberation of bird from cage
    • I was indeed a captive bird that was liberated from the cage after divorce and flew to Tehran in relief. It was nine months after leaving Kermanshah that I officially divorced from my husband. Although I was liberated and freed, I felt ...
    • Parvin’s Rebirth
    • When my divan was published and the poem readers accessed it, according to my friends and relatives, Tehran encountered a great wonder. A woman had entered the realm of poetry, with firm, durable and beautiful poems. And all these were composed by a ...
    • Parvin’s divorce
    • Since childhood I had been brought up at a home which was a cradle of knowledge and literature. I had been raised among the books, but all of a sudden at the age of twenty-eight when I was ...
    • Parvin’s Marriage: The Captive Bird
    • Although I had put twenty-eight springs behind, I didnt like to get married. But my father and other family members insisted me to get married and settle down. Finally they forced me to marry my cousin. My cousin was ...
    • Parvin and Love – 2
    • One day a friend of mine asked me: “Have you fallen in love in your childhood too?” My friend’s question shocked me and I just ...
    • Parvin and Love – 1
    • Those days the only thing I didnt think of was marriage. I didnt know at all what love was. I really didn’t know. I am honest. Oh, no, it isnt so. There is something I have to confess. I had known love at the age of seven or eight, that is, ...
    • Parvin Etesami’s Divan
    • I had put my twenties behind and still wished to publish the collection of my poems. It was such a strange time those days and the condition of we the girls and women was so strange and unpleasant. I remember that ...
    • Parvin Invited to Join the Ministry of Education
    • When I graduated from the American School, Madam Soler asked me to join the school and teach the students. I accepted the offer and stayed for two years. During the two years I worked as a teacher and ...
    • Parvin Etesami: The Sapling of Aspiration
    • In the American Girl’s School of Tehran, besides the English and Persian language and literature, I learned other things too, adding to my treasury of knowledge. The school was ...
    • Parvin: Sweetest Day of My Life
    • The day my first poem was published was the sweetest day of my life. I felt that I was walking on the clouds, everything was beautiful and ...
    • Parvin’s First Poem
    • I knew that the boy who broke his water pot was suffering from orphanage – a bad pain. I was thanking God a thousand times every day for having a kind father. He was a scholar, writer and poet. He was a ...
    • Martyrdom of Dr. Shahriari
    • On Monday morning, 29th November 2010, Dr. Majid Shahriari, a renowned Iranian nuclear scientist, was attacked in Artesh blvd, Tehran, and was martyred. He was a lecturer ...
    • Zurkhane Games and Tools (Part 3)
    • The Kabbadeh resembles a war bow and is made. In Persian culture it is known as a loose bow to practice using war bows. GholamrezaInsafpur narrates the book of MinaviKherad to have defined it as an ...
    • Zurkhane Games and Tools (Part 2)
    • The Zang (Bell) is used by the Morshed to synchronize physical exercises. Zang is cooper pot with a middle rod creating the sound by hitting bell walls. The Morshed uses the Bell to ...
    • Zurkhane Games and Tools (Part 1)
    • Zurkhane is the place to gain not only power but more morals, humbleness and less prejudice. Zurkhane sports are exercised in closed places resembling cellars and temples where the origins of Zurkhane grew. After Islam and ...
    • Zurkhane and modern sports
    • Development of media sports and sports in Asian and Olympic Games as well as lack of international system for the traditional athletics are among the reasons for slower growth of Zurkhane games compared to other games in the country. To develop its ...
    • Ancient Athletics in Islamic Civilization Era
    • Because of continued magnanimity tradition, new myths were created about the origins of these athletics that related it to Islam. These myths, however, were not purely fictional. Tradition of magnanimity apparently had been ...
    • Edward Brown on popularity of Zurkhane through history
    • Edward Brown, the great easterner, also believes Zurkhane has been popular since ancient times though with somehow different appearance and tools. Late Gholam Reza Insafpur believes Zurkhane as we know today has been popular since the ...
    • Zurkhane architecture and Mithraism temples
    • The ranking in Zurkhane including KohneSavar, Morshed, Pishkesvat, SahebZang, SahebTaj, and Noche remind us of seven rankings among Mithraism followers which may have been of the same origins. Athletes reaching the rank of mastery were honored by ...
    • Historical Foundations of Zurkhane
    • There have been a number of studies on the historical foundations of Zurkhane athletics after Iranian Parliamentary Movement . Iranian traditional athletics were called Zurkhane after ...
    • The Solitary Girl – 3
    • One day when I was returning home from school along with a friend, I came across an event which brought about a sea change in me. I saw a ten-, twelve-year-old lad, sitting and sobbing, while tears were rolling down his cheeks. Just like a ...
    • The Solidary Girl – 2
    • Loneliness and solitariness was a blessing for me, for in loneliness I could realized myself better and didnt like at all to waste my time by talking and quarrelling with other girls. How could I consider my classmates my confidantes? While they liked ...
    • The Solitary Girl -1
    • Days, weeks and months were coming and going and I was gradually growing bigger and bigger. My poems too just like myself were becoming taller and greater. My father had gotten me enrolled in the ...
    • Parvin Etesami’s Autobiography
    • He left and I thought that my being became full of uncomposed poems, I went towards the orchard, my shrunken shadow followed me. When I was talking to Bahar, I had totally forgotten my shadow. I said: ...
    • Parvin Etesmai in her own words-5
    • The sun was dragging itself towards the middle of the sky silently and voicelessly. Those few patches of clouds had mounted the horse of wind and had descended the mountain. I guessed they were coming towards ...
    • Parvins poem on Ants
    • I inspected the route of an ant to find its nest.. Its nest was a small hole near the pomegranate tree. Some soft, sieved soil was on the side of its nest. A big stone was ...
    • Parvin Etesami Autobiography-3 (Bahar)
    • My shadow was sitting beside me, gazing at me. It was silent. Perhaps it too was waiting for Bahar to come and just like me see him. Perhaps my shadow too wanted to read ...
    • Parvin Etesami in Her Own Words-1
    • Spring with all its fragrance and freshness had arrived in the orchard of our house. As if a chunk of spring had just fallen into our yard. The smell of Farvardin [first Iranian calendar month] had permeated everywhere. There was a warm and ...
    • The Person behind the Bombing Arrested
    • The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced on December 11, 2010 that it has managed to arrest the person behind the bombing. In this connection, the televised confessions made by ...
    • Assassination of Ali-Muhammadi
    • The public relations department of the University of Tehran issued a message of condolence following the bomb blast that led to the martyrdom of Dr. Ali-Muhammadi. The statement read that the enemies of Islam and the revolution must know that ...
    • Martyr Masoud Ali-Muhammadi (Part 2)
    • Dr. Ali-Muhammadi published more than 80 articles in the most accredited world scientific journals during many years of his scientific and research activities and he stood in the ...
    • Martyr Masoud Ali-Muhammadi (Part 1)
    • There was a bomb blast in Qeytarieh district of Tehran at 7:30 A.M. on January 12, 2010. The blast led to the martyrdom of Dr. Ali-Muhammadi. Two other persons were wounded and losses were inflicted on a nearby building. The bomb was ...
    • Fahraj village
    • This ancient village is in the heart of the desert, on the Yazd-Kerman highway, 6 km southeast of the city of Yazd. Due to its being located in the desert, Fahraj has a hot and dry climate. It is said that the village used to be one of the ...
    • Bondar-Abad village
    • Bondar-Abad village lies 10 km northwest of the city of Ashkezar in Yazd Province. With an altitude of 1150 meters above sea level, it is an oasis located in a mostly-desert area which has ...
    • Iranian civilization: Contribution to Silk Road
    • In ancient Iran, the Silk Road connected the cities of Tous, Neishabour, Damghan, Gorgan and Rey before it branched out in Qazvin. One of its branches went toward Azarbaijan and Trabozan, and the other branch ran through ...
    • History of Headgear in Persia
    • Throughout history, headgears have played a significant role in Persian society and have been used to represent profession, race and social status.Historical documents and ancient inscriptions indicate head covers had ...
    • Islamieh village (Part 2)
    • Besides their main jobs that are mostly administrative, marketing, and labour, most of the village residents work in the fields of agriculture, animal husbandry, apiculture, and sericulture. However, the main function of this village is providing ...
    • Carpets in Ancient Persia
    • Carpet is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian art and culture dating back to ancient Persia (c. 3500 BC). Persian carpets can be divided into three categories: ...